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The Department of Anthropology is a place where passionate researchers and teachers strive to critically understand the world we live in, and to continuously challenge commonplace assumptions and ways of being. We value curiosity about people and investigation into what it means to be human today. We encourage discussion and debate, respect for difference, and life-long learning. We are committed to offering our students inclusive and exciting experiences of learning and growth.

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Seminar Series

Second Semester 2022 Wednesdays 13h00-14h30 Anthropology Seminar Room Social Sciences Building, UWC Seminars take place IN PERSON on Wednesdays 13h00-14h30, ...

We Are Hiring!

LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape has recently been reconstituted as its own department, ...

DISTRIBUTE

A Biennial Conference of the SCA and SVA May 7-8-9 Re/Distribute: Three Radical Economists on (Post)Apartheid Two radical collectives working ...
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Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe By Godfrey Maringira

Congratulations to Godfrey Maringira for the publishing of the book Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe. Godfrey was a researcher ...

We are hiring! “New Generation of Academics” Program (nGAP)

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is located in the Arts Faculty and is a dynamic space with undergraduate and ...
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Saidiya Hartman at UWC 7-9 May

Dear ColleaguesPlease join us for two events with Saidiya Hartman next week.  An Experiment with the Chorus Public Lecture — ...
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Traditional Leaders in a Democracy. Resources, Respect and Resistance

William Ellis has just contributed to an edited volume on traditional leadership in South Africa after 1994 edited by Beth ...

Congratulations to Diana Gibson and William Ellis!

Congratulations to Diana Gibson and William Ellis for their special issue of Anthropology Southern Africa, “Human and plant interfaces: relationality, ...
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New editorial board of the international journal Political and Legal Anthropology

Dr Kelly Gillespie will form part of the new editorial board of the international journal Political and Legal Anthropology. The ...
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“Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities: Possibilities, Challenges and Trajectories”, the University of Cologne, 10-11 January 2019

Professor Heike Becker was recently an invited speaker at the workshop, “Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities: Possibilities, Challenges ...
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